Purva Licchavi Purva Licchavi

The Purva Licchavi script was used in the Licchavi Kingdom between 400 and 500 AD to write Sanskrit, Newari and Bajjika. Many Buddhist manuscripts were translated from Pali to Bajjika and written in the Purva Licchavi script. It is also known as the Pro-Lichchhavi script, and is closely related to the Gupta script. The Licchavi Kingdom existed in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal from about 400 and 750 AD.

Notable features

Purva Licchavi script

Purva Licchavi script

Download an alphabet chart for Purva Licchavi (Excel)

Details provided by Biswajit Mandal (biswajitmandal[dot]bm90[at]gmail[dot]com)

Links

Information about the Purva Licchavi script
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Licchavi_(kingdom)
https://www.thoughtco.com/ancient-nepal-overview-121072
https://archive.org/details/nepallipiprakasahemrajshakya_758_x/page/n1/mode/2up

Abugidas / Syllabic alphabets

Ahom, Aima, Badagu, Badlit, Balinese, Balti-A, Balti-B, Batak, Baybayin, Bengali, Bhaiksuki, Bhujimol, Bilang-bilang, Bima, Blackfoot, Brahmi, Buhid, Burmese, Carrier, Chakma, Cham, Cree, Dehong Dai, Devanagari, Dham Lipi, Dhankari / Sirmauri, Ditema, Dives Akuru, Dogra, Ethiopic, Evēla Akuru, Fraser, Gond, Goykanadi, Grantha, Gujarati, Gunjala Gondi, Gupta, Gurmukhi, Halbi Lipi, Hanifi, Hanuno'o, Ibalnan, Inuktitut, Jaunsari Takri, Javanese, Kaithi, Kadamba, Kamarupi, Kannada, Kawi, Kerinci, Kharosthi, Khema, Khe Prih, Khmer, Khojki, Khudabadi, Kirat Rai, Kōchi, Kulitan, Kurukh Banna, Lampung, Lanna, Lao, Lepcha, Limbu, Lontara/Makasar, Lota Ende, Magar Akkha, Mahajani, Malayalam, Manpuri, Meroïtic, Masarm Gondi, Modi, Mon, Mongolian Horizontal Square Script, Multani, Nandinagari, Newa, Ojibwe, Odia, Pahawh Hmong, Pallava, Phags-pa, Purva Licchavi, Qiang / Rma, Ranjana, Rejang (Kaganga), Sasak, Savara, Satera Jontal, Shan, Sharda, Siddham, Sinhala, Sorang Sompeng, Sourashtra, Soyombo, Sukhothai, Sundanese, Syloti Nagri, Tagbanwa, Takri, Tamil, Tanchangya (Ka-Pat), Tani, Thaana, Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Tigalari, Tikamuli, Tocharian, Tolong Siki, Vatteluttu, Warang Citi

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